From the Old Windows

They’ll be the torn off, thrown aside scrap soon, these old bastards. So, the view out two of them.

Looking into the back yard/patio from the Florida room.

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And… the view from the 2nd bedroom. Love my neighbor’s yard; awash in color!

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The height of laziness, eh? Didn’t even have to go outside.

On the Wing

Young Ibis…

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…and this magnificent dragonfly was sooo far away it was a dead cert I missed the shots.

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Luna

I captured (and subsequently released) a Luna moth caterpillar. Couldn’t help myself; it was huge. Easily the largest I’ve ever seen. And so close to his pupal stage.

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He was the length of the mason jar.

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His legs were nightmarish. Seriously. They have ‘faux legs’ that look harmless and then the things you see when he’s turned over, which grab leaves and… elongate.

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Tell me that won’t give you bad dreams.

 

Two Things

We hit the beach again yesterday. Cloudy days are the best… next to evenings.

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He looked for buried treasure and I walked up and down glancing at snowbirds. Every other license plate in the parking lot said Québec.

Here are two things that drive me crazy:

  1. People sitting nearly at the water’s edge of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world… playing games on their cellphones. REALLY?
  2. Tourists wearing shoes (flip-flops are shoes) walking on the beach. Down near the surf, where the sand is packed well enough to walk without looking like you’re falling. Sure, we all do that. The sand and the water… they’re for digging your toes into. They’re really good for buffing the callouses off your feet and let’s not discount the pure sensory pleasure of it… If you don’t want to feel that, just go to DisneyWorld and be done with it.

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